By CHRISTINA DIABO
Being a freshman is hard enough with new surroundings, unfamiliar faces and the numerous amounts of school assignments.
Adding a collegiate sport on top of that may seem like a hassle, but freshman Emily Weisberg is coping with the new environment as well as working her way toward the top of the Women’s Soccer team.
Originally from Waxhaw, N.C., Weisberg has known that she wanted to play collegiate soccer since she was in middle school.
When Weisberg came to visit Lynn, she instantly knew that she could see herself growing both academically and athletically here, in addition to creating a connection with the coaching staff and players.
“It was definitely an adjustment from high school and club soccer,” said Weisberg.
“It’s much faster and it’s way hotter here, but it’s just something to get adjusted to. It’s tough at times, but it’s all worth it.”
Weisberg is fitting in just fine with the Women’s Soccer team. While playing mid-fielder, Weisberg has been named the Sunshine State Conference (SCC) Offensive Player for the week of September 28 for scoring three goals during Lynn’s battle against Barry University, leading the girls to a victory.
During the rival match against Barry, Weisberg landed herself seven points during the game, which is the most for a Women’s Soccer player since 2009.
“It was an honor to be named the SSC player of the week, especially as a freshman,” said Weisberg.
Even with the NCAA distinction, Weisberg has made sure to not let the title get to her head.
“I’m really proud to be part of [the] team,” said Weisberg.
“We are constantly getting better and coming closer to our team goals. For me, my personal goals are to continue to grow and develop as a player.”
Just like the rest of her teammates, Weisberg is hoping that this will be the year that the Fighting Knights will win another national title for Women’s Soccer.